Latest Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) News

Does racial discrimination affect the mental health of children and young people?

A blog from The Mental Elf which aims to "Keep you up to date with reliable mental health research, policy & guidance"
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World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health day is on October 10th every year. It's a chance to consider mental health globally with a range of events.
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FREE Stonewall Youth Volunteering Programme - tackling homophobic bullying and language

Supported by Lloyds Banking Group, The Youth Volunteering Programme is a FREE six month (November 2013 to April 2014) programme for 16-21 year olds of all sexual orientations. It gives you the training and support needed to start campaigning in schools, colleges...
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Watching TV

Excessive TV in childhood linked to long-term antisocial behaviour

Children and adolescents who watch a lot of television are more likely to manifest antisocial and criminal behaviour when they become adults, according to a new University of Otago, New Zealand, study published online in the US journal Pediatrics.
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What professionals should know about eating disorders

An article in The Guardian which covers some key points professionals should know when dealing with a young person living with and recovering from an eating disorder
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History of violence in young men strongly associated with a higher risk of mental illness

Gang violence cause of high levels of mental disorders," reports BBC online. This headline comes from a study that surveyed more than 4,500 young men in Britain. More than a quarter of these men reported being violent but were not involved in gangs, while 108 (a...
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YoungMinds to kick-start mass movement for change in mental health

YoungMinds, the UK’s leading children and young people’s mental health charity, is kick-starting a mass movement for change that will lead to improved mental health for children and young people across the UK.
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Targeted Mental Health in Schools (TaMHS) continues to grow

TaMHS has managed to secure further funding to support 13 more clusters in the city on the back of continued effective evaluations and outcomes. The 2 year, match funded, programme will start in the following clusters from September - November 2103:
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Another Study shows link between the natural world and good mental health

Researchers from the University of Essex took data from 5,000 UK households across 17 years and found that those living in a greener area had significantly more positive mental health than those from more 'urban' surroundings.
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Targeted Mental Health in Schools in the Yorkshire Evening Post

Children and young people with mental health needs are set to be given extra support in schools across Leeds. Pupils will be given access to a specialist project which helps to develop their emotional wellbeing and support mental health provision in the classroom.
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